Who We Are

We are a private, multi-generational family foundation that invests in organizations and initiatives that equip the children of Bridgeport, Connecticut with the necessary social and emotional skills to thrive academically and in life.

Tauck Family Foundation


The Foundation invests long-term in a select number of organizations and initiatives that support the holistic development of Bridgeport’s children. We strengthen our non-profit investees’ capacity to improve learning environments and foster the social and emotional skills in children that contribute to well-being and academic success. Our approach includes multi-year general operating support, targeted capacity building support, collaborative partnerships, and knowledge building and sharing.

Results We Seek

Our investments focus on strengthening the social and emotional skills of students, family members, educators, and district, school, and nonprofit leaders. To achieve these child and community outcomes, the Foundation partners with organizations and initiatives that are driven by achieving rigorous results for the children of Bridgeport.


Measures of Success

Since 2013, our investees have begun to see improvements in school climate, suspension rates, attendance, and academic attainment. For example, during the 2016-17 school year, Bridgeport Public Schools saw a decrease of 6% in out-of-school suspensions from the previous school year. And the 2016-17 school year was the first year in-school suspension rates declined since 2013-14.

Out-of-School Suspensions

In-School Suspensions

Investee Cohort Gathering

Investee Cohort Gathering

November 16, 2018

The Tauck Family Foundation's commitment to investing in organizations and their capacity to develop and monitor skills like self-control and persistence in low-income elementary students is on the cutting edge of philanthropy.

Angela Duckworth, University of Pennsylvania

Latest News & Resources

Tauck Family of Wilton being recognized at the Association of Fundraising Professionals

The Wilton family will be named Outstanding Philanthropist for 2019, at the National Philanthropy Day Awards Conference. Article from Patch.com, Oct 23, 2019 7:42 am ET AFP: The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Fairfield County and…

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The iCAT is an organizational assessment, planning, and evaluation tool that helps consultants, funders, parent organizations, associations of nonprofits and other intermediaries to better target their efforts in supporting and strengthening the nonprofits they work…

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After a thorough and rigorous application and due diligence process, the Tauck Family Foundation is pleased to announce its Second Investee Cohort.  Congratulations to our Investees, and many thanks to all the organizations and initiatives…

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TFF is excited to partner with Horizons Bridgeport, serving over 420 students at 3 different sites. Working with Harvard’s Easel Lab, Horizons uses intentional, research-based strategies to strengthen the #SEL of students. #SELday @Horizonsatgfa @HorizonsSHU @Horizonsnotredame

TFF is proud to support the work of the Bridgeport Early Childhood SEL Initiative, a collaborative of dedicated stakeholders working to ensure coordinated, high quality #SEL for early childhood educators, young children, and families of Bridgeport. #SELday https://bit.ly/2xwHCsU

On the last page of our virtual scrapbook for International #SELday, YCEI staff reflect on how they are using #emotionalintelligence to reframe the current situation. (Part 3/3)

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